Apple Pay service debuts in Brazil. The company has partnered with the nation’s top private lender – Itaú Unibanco Holding, a 90-day exclusive launch partnership. The lender has around 1.2 million VISA or Mastercard holders who now can do a cashless transaction using a compatible iPhone, Apple Watch or other Apple device at eligible locations.
List of businesses accepting Apple Pay at launch in Brazil includes Fast Shops, General Prime Burger restaurants, Starbucks coffee shops, and Track & Field sporting goods stores. Many local apps and websites are also already on-board, like Hotel Urbano, Ingresso.com, Mobly, Nextel, asos, dafiti, and Zazcar.
After the 90-day exclusive deal, Apple will look out for more partnerships with other financial institutions across the country.